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Sway Grantham
Attended Danetre School
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Fantastic! Loving the idea of a DL Community! I am hoping to have a blogpost blitz over the summer and share all the fantastic work my DLs have been doing this year. I have ben really bad at finding time to blog this year :(
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Yes, new horizons and challenges! Time to set up DLs, Rasp Pis etc. once again haha
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PyCon UK is a Python (programming language) convention. They do a special teacher day on the Friday which is great CPD with lots of opportunities to learn more about Python and make connections. One of the greatest things I found last year was the ability to work side by side with Python developers who could make things as examples that I couldn't work out myself!
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A short video introducing why key words are important when searching. Could also lead to discussion about not everything on the Internet being true.
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Builds on the James May video, moving away from just the structures in place and to how the data is transferred around
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An interesting discussion about how search engines work and the filtering that happens without you knowing it! What about diversity? 
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.
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Here is a course that's online now and runs over the Summer focussing on Computational Thinking! You get a certificate if you finish the final project too!
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Applications are open for Picademy at Raspberry Pi Towers (Cambridge) on 13th and 14th July. This two day CPD is entirely free and involves some excellent quality training. They don't expect any prior knowledge and have a mixture of primary and secondary attendees present.

 https://www.raspberrypi.org/picademy/apply/
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Google's own lessons plans for searching - they get very advance very quickly, but definitely some good ideas for year 5/6
Lesson Plans. With more and more of the world's content online, it is critical that students understand how to effectively use web search to find quality sources appropriate to their task. We've created a series of lessons to help you guide your students to use search meaningfully in their ...
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Fast paced but a good intro to the parts of how the Internet works including some of the vocab!
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Test your searching skills, trust me, they're probably not as good as you think! Challenge your class, it has points and everything!
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These are great! Photos of inside Google and the reality of how it all works...
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Love teaching, collaborating, learning. As well as, asking 'why?', digital leaders, p4c, ipads and all things tech
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Raspberry Pi certified teacher, Google Certified Teacher, SLE for Primary Computing in MK
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  • Danetre School
    Secondary School, 2000 - 2005
  • Warwickshire College
    A Levels, 2005 - 2007
  • University of Kent
    BSc Psychology and Computing, 2007 - 2010
  • University of Warwick
    PGCE Primary, 2010 - 2011
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